have the makings of something
have the makings of (something)
To seem skilled or likely enough to become something. With a voice like that, Alice has the makings of a famous singer.
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have the ˈmakings of something(of a person) have the necessary qualities or character to become something: She’s got the makings of a good tennis player, but she needs to practise much harder.
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